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Manon | Jules Massenet

“Let’s make the most of youth, we will not be twenty forever!” Such is the motto of Manon, a sinner without malice, flighty and impulsive, the inspiration of one of Jules Massenet’s greatest operas. Manon is a beautiful young woman whose parents have chosen to send to a convent. Fate, however, has other things in store for her, when she meets the Chevalier Des Grieux, a student from a noble family but of poor means.
The two fall in love and elope to Paris together, where a cruel ending awaits, as Manon, with her taste for luxury, draws Des Grieux into a spiral of moral degradation.


Similarly inspired by Prévost’s novel, Massenet’s Manon premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1884. It was an immediate, overwhelmingly popular success, with the audience repeatedly calling out the singers and composer for encores and curtain calls. Massenet’s orchestral mastery is given full expression in the very different and compelling atmospheres he creates—festivities on the street, the mystical air of the Church of Saint-Sulpice, the squalidness of a gambling house. In the score we find frivolous local eighteenth-century coloratura and brilliant comic streaks, which counterbalance the emotional intensity of the story. Dominating the scene is Manon, whose transformation is conveyed with exquisite subtlety through memorable melodies—from the innocence of “Voyons, Manon plus de chimère,” to the sensuality of “N’est ce plus ma main,” to the hopeless resignation of the finale.

Manon Lescaut soprano - Ekaterina Bakanova / Martina Russomanno (16)
Lescaut baritone - Björn Bürger / Maxim Lisiin (16)
Il cavaliere des Grieux tenor - Atalla Ayan / Andrei Danilov (16)
Il conte des Grieux bass - Roberto Scandiuzzi / Ugo Rabec (16)
Guillot de Morfontaine tenor - Thomas Morris
Monsieur de Brétigny baritone - Allen Boxer
L’oste baritone - Yoann Dubruque
Poussette soprano - Olivia Doray
Javotte countertenor Marie Kalinine
Rosette countertenor - Lilia Istratii
Il locandiere baritone Yoann Dubruque

Conductor - Evelino Pidò
Direction - Arnaud Bernard
Scenes - Alessandro Camera
Costumes - Carla Ricotti
Lights - Fiammetta Baldiserri
Direction assistant - Stephen Taylor
Choir master - Ulisse Trabacchin

Orchestra and Choir Teatro Regio Torino
New production Teatro Regio Torino

Opera in five acts and six tableaux

Music by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Henry Meilhac and Philippe Gille
based on the novel Histoire du Chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut di Antoine-François Prévost
World première:
Paris, Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique,
Overtitles in italian/english
Indicative duration
170'

Performances

Location: Teatro Regio Full calendar

Opera & Ballet
Manon | Jules Massenet
SeriesAnteprima Giovani
2024-10-02 20:00:00 Europe/Rome Manon | Jules Massenet di | Jules Massenet Teatro Regio di Torino Teatro Regio di Torino

Opera & Ballet
Manon | Jules Massenet

Bakanova, Bürger, Ayan, Scandiuzzi, Morris, Boxer

2024-10-05 19:00:00 Europe/Rome Manon | Jules Massenet di | Jules Massenet Teatro Regio di Torino Teatro Regio di Torino

Opera & Ballet
Manon | Jules Massenet

Bakanova, Bürger, Ayan, Scandiuzzi, Morris, Boxer

Durante questa recita è attivo il Bimbi Club
During this performance the Baby Club is available

Baby Club
2024-10-13 15:00:00 Europe/Rome Manon | Jules Massenet di | Jules Massenet Teatro Regio di Torino Teatro Regio di Torino

Opera & Ballet
Manon | Jules Massenet

Russomanno, Lisiin, Danilov, Rabec, Morris, Boxer

2024-10-16 15:00:00 Europe/Rome Manon | Jules Massenet di | Jules Massenet Teatro Regio di Torino Teatro Regio di Torino

Opera & Ballet
Manon | Jules Massenet

Bakanova, Bürger, Ayan, Scandiuzzi, Morris, Boxer

2024-10-20 15:00:00 Europe/Rome Manon | Jules Massenet di | Jules Massenet Teatro Regio di Torino Teatro Regio di Torino

Opera & Ballet
Manon | Jules Massenet

Bakanova, Bürger, Ayan, Scandiuzzi, Morris, Boxer

2024-10-25 20:00:00 Europe/Rome Manon | Jules Massenet di | Jules Massenet Teatro Regio di Torino Teatro Regio di Torino

Opera & Ballet
Manon | Jules Massenet

Bakanova, Bürger, Ayan, Scandiuzzi, Morris, Boxer

2024-10-29 20:00:00 Europe/Rome Manon | Jules Massenet di | Jules Massenet Teatro Regio di Torino Teatro Regio di Torino